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Hi all,

I wanted to go and ask an USCIS officer at one of the Field Offices whether the documents that I have gathered for the RFE is sufficient. Is it advisable to open an InfoPass appointment for this?

I see 4 options on the InfoPass website

We offer 4 kinds of appointments for a case that you have already filed. Please choose from the following -

Order from Immigration Court - If you were directed to us for processing based on an order from the Immigration Judge. You must bring all documents required in the post order instructions given to you by the court.

Case Processing Appointment - If you received a notice to go to your local office for further case processing.
EAD inquiry appointment - If your I-765 employment authorization application has been pending for more than 90 days.
Case Services follow-up appointment - If it has been over 45 days since you contacted NCSC and have not received a response to your inquiry. You must bring the Service Request ID Number related to your inquiry to the appointment.

The last option seems the one I should pick, however, it's not been 45 days.

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I don't see them giving you a yes or no answer regarding your RFE response. They don't give out legal advice. Most likely they would simply repeat what your RFE letter says and leave it at that. IMHO a waste of time to go to an Infopass in this case.


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Thanks for your reply. The USCIS officer also recommended this http://www.justice.gov/eoir/free-legal-services-providers

Do you think this is a good option to look for, as we can't afford an immigration attorney, nor we need one, as our case is pretty straightforward.

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Thanks for your reply. The USCIS officer also recommended this http://www.justice.gov/eoir/free-legal-services-providers

Do you think this is a good option to look for, as we can't afford an immigration attorney, nor we need one, as our case is pretty straightforward.

But you seem to be tying yourself in knots based on your several posts.

No harm in utilizing available resources; you've already mentioned infopass and now DoJ.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Thanks for your reply. The USCIS officer also recommended this http://www.justice.gov/eoir/free-legal-services-providers

Do you think this is a good option to look for, as we can't afford an immigration attorney, nor we need one, as our case is pretty straightforward.

But you seem to be tying yourself in knots based on your several posts.

No harm in utilizing available resources; you've already mentioned infopass and now DoJ.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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But you seem to be tying yourself in knots based on your several posts.

What are you talking about?

No harm in utilizing available resources; you've already mentioned infopass and now DoJ.

Sure, but I have limited time, I can't be whizzing around the entire state of Florida between Field Offices and Attorneys. I need to go to the place which will be most effective for the time I have in hand.

Edited by nbanik1987

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Local InfoPass will not help you with RFE answer, your case is being examined at service center.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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The important question is...

What did RFE requested?

And what did you prepare?


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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The important question is...

What did RFE requested?

And what did you prepare?

He received request for I-864, he asked about and people answered but it seems he doesn't trust online answers.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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See earlier post about OP tying himself into knots seeking answers in several posts but apparently doesn't seem to trust.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Oops.. deleted.. inadvertently posted twice.

Edited by KierenHby

USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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See earlier post about OP tying himself into knots seeking answers in several posts but apparently doesn't seem to trust.

He received request for I-864, he asked about and people answered but it seems he doesn't trust online answers.

Are you both willing to sign a paperwork saying you will reimburse my $1070 if my I-485 is denied because of lack of evidence? We are all strangers who have converged to this public forum to share our experiences and help each other out, and I am really grateful to all those who have helped me answering all the questions that I asked since I started this process. But I am sorry, I WILL double check everything and anything that I feel I should, especially when the RFE says "Failure to do so (provide all the evidence at one time) will result in a denial".

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The important question is...

What did RFE requested?

And what did you prepare?

The RFE says :

1. Submit evidence of the petitioner/sponsor's current income:

We have my wife's (petitioner) letter from her employer stating how much she makes and how long she has been with them, we also have her pay stubs from the last 6 months. She doesn't have any other sources of income.

2. Submit all supporting tax documents submitted to the IRS:

We have her most recent W2, her copies of tax return transcripts, tax account transcripts, wage and income transcripts from IRS since 2012, also we are getting all the filed forms from our CPA for the last three years.

3. Submit evidence of assets or obtain a joint sponsor

(This seems strange considering my wife's income is > 125% poverty level. But anyway, the RFE says " Submit ALL documents requested below at one time. Failure to do so will result in a denial")

So we have my father-in-law as joint sponsor, he is filing a separate I-864, he has provided a letter from his employer, his last 6 months pay stubs, his most recent W2, tax return transcripts from IRS for the last 3 years, and also copies of all the forms filed for taxes for the last 3 years. Not to mention, he has his copy of his birth certificate and copy of his US passport.

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All the local office will do is read what is in the computer which is the same as your RFE. You could hire an attorney but you indicate you don't want to spend the money. Even attorney's make errors so that is not 100%.

A tax transcript or a complete tax return including all forms and w-2 is required. It is good you have employer letters and paystubs. Sounds like you have everything they need. Just make sure you package it in a logical manner.

Edited by belinda63

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Even attorney's make errors so that is not 100%.

Correct! That's why I am rectifying from different sources to minimize the probability of any errors creeping into the case.

A tax transcript or a complete tax return including all forms and w-2 is required.

Yes, we have them both, just in case!

It is good you have employer letters and paystubs. Sounds like you have everything they need. Just make sure you package it in a logical manner.

Thanks! Hopefully there are no more RFEs after this. :)

Edited by nbanik1987

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